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Raphael Schlembach is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Applied Social Science.

Raphael’s research is in the areas of protest and social movements, criminology and criminal justice, and social and political theory. He is the author of a book on European social movements (Against Old Europe, Routledge) and he has published widely on protest, policing and critical theory. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Citizenship Studies, Critical Social Policy, Social Movement Studies, Environmental Politics, Sociology Compass and the European Journal of Social Theory.

He currently leads a research project that scrutinises the public inquiry into undercover policing in England and Wales, with initial funds coming from Brighton University's Rising Stars Award. Raphael was interviewed about the research on the European TV network ARTE and has provided expert commentary on the delays and secrecy clouding the inquiry in the Independent, the Conversation and a range of blogs.

Previously he has received the Colin Seymour-Ure prize for his undergraduate thesis from the University of Kent, a four-year studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for his doctoral research at the University of Manchester and a Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Nottingham.

Raphael currently serves on the Editorial Board of Sociology Research Online and on the Management Board of the university's Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics. He is a member of the British Society of Criminology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Research Output 2009 2018


Advances in social movement theory since the global financial crisis

Nulman, E. & Schlembach, R. 20 Jun 2017

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social movement
Social Movements
financial crisis
meso level
subject of study

Carry on camping? The British Camp for Climate Action as a political refrain

Russell, B., Schlembach, R. & Lear, B. 29 Mar 2017 Protest camps in international context: spaces, infrastructures and media of resistance. Brown, G., Feigenbaum, A., Frenzel, F. & McCurdy, P. (eds.). Bristol, UK, p. 147-162 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Félix Guattari

The Pitchford inquiry into undercover policing: some lessons from the preliminary hearings

Schlembach, R. 16 Oct 2016 Papers from the British Criminology Conference. London, Vol. 16, p. 0-0 1 p. (Papers from the British Criminology Conference)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Open Access

Negation, refusal and co-optation: The Frankfurt School and social movement theory

Schlembach, R. 28 Oct 2015 9, 11, p. 987-999 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Frankfurt School
social movement
critical theory
Social Movements
negative dialectic

Activities 2017 2017

Gender, Activism and Criminal Justice

Schlembach, R. (Organiser), Dadusc, D. (Organiser), Squire, G. (Organiser)
24 May 2017

Activity: Workshop